It's today and Carrot is ready! 😺
In few hours, my demo for the Matrix Foundation will start.
Wednesday 2021-03-10 6pm UTC, (19h00 in Paris; 6pm London; 1pm in New York; 10am in L.A.)
All info:
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** The Hugo Award nomination deadline (March 19th) is fast approaching; if you are a member of the 2020 or 2021 WorldCons, better hop to it.
If you have a spare spot for "Best Fan Writer", I invite you to review samples of my 2020 work here:

some people ride escalators, some people can only stair longingly

Gamer+ News March 8, 2021

Gamer+ News March 8, 2021

After a couple of fun chat sessions we are returning to Ember tonight for some more actual play. The Chronicles Of Ember is set in a unique role playing world. The game's author, Alan, will be our game master tonight.

Inspired Unreality open game chat is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

More here.

Something Blue – UFO – March 6, 2021

Something Blue – UFO – March 6, 2021

Listen here –

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Sun Ra and Keith Jarrett. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at

Sun Ra and his Arkestra – On Jupiter

Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert

Gamer+ News March 1, 2021

Join us tonight at the Inspired Unreality open game chat. We'll be in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. Starts at 9:00 Central. Everyone is welcome. All gaming is on topic.

The opening topic will be The Importance Of NPCs. Got an opinion? Come vent. Bring your own topic. If you haven't been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

Two weeks ago we recorded the Related To Geeks Podcast with guests Levi Combs and Will Hose. "What players love. What players hate. What DMs love. What DMs hate." It was a hoot. And it's up on Anchor.

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Gamer+ News February 22, 2021

Join us for Inspired Unreality open game chat tonight. Inspired Unreality is held every Monday night at 9:00 Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkars Tavern on Discord. All gaming is on topic. If you've never been to Tenkar's Tavern we have an invite for you here.

Last week we recorded the Related To Geeks Podcast. It was a lot of fun when those who are Related to Geeks were joined by Levi Combs and Will Hose to discuss “What players love. What players hate. What DMs love. What DMs hate”. Mostly we leaned toward the love. Stay tuned in and I will let you know when the podcast is posted. Lots of great tips for players and DMs.

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Glass Half - Blender animated cartoon

Two amateur art critics meet in a gallery and argue passionately about the pieces they see, until finally they find a piece on which they can agree... All of the visuals of the film have been realized using Blender and other free/open source software, the film itself and all the assets are being released open and free as Creative Commons CC-BY. You can support us by joining Blender Cloud, a monthly subscription that makes projects like this possible: Directed by: Beorn Leonard Produced by: Ton Roosendaal, Blender Institute

Solus is a Linux distribution aimed at consumers and home users, you can follow at:

➡️ @Solus

You can find out more about it at

It is available with a variety of different desktop environments including Budgie, Gnome, Mate and KDE Plasma.

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Ahoy, there, Inkscape-Junkies!

Have your artwork seen by millions of Inkscape users around the World!

Join these amazing artists, by entering the Inkscape 1.1 About Screen contest.

Do you have what it takes...?

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All entries must be in by the end of 21st February 2021, midnight UTC.

OBS Studio Merges Its EGL-Wayland Code To Natively Support # # #

Debian sends love to all those who use, contribute, author, support, and make free software available to all. Happy Free Software day! #

🦌 Fauna Germanica, Diptera
Nuremberg?: s.n., between 1793 and 1805?

"Don't do anything strenuous," she repeated mockingly, "I should have eaten him."

The princess nodded understandingly.

"It's just eggs! Why, my ancestors torched whole villages then flew off with entire castles while chock full of eggs all the time!"

"Planning on rampaging?"

"No... but I could if I wanted, no matter my condition."

"Of course."

"It's just right now I'd prefer a foot and wing massage."

"Of course," the princess obliged.

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The BBC has made available more than 100 empty sets from well-known TV shows such as Strictly, Dr Who, Eastenders and 'Allo 'Allo! to use with apps that create virtual backgrounds.
I checked with the BBC and they are for personal use only.

why can’t I follow someone multiple times at once.
Love your field of work and interests / disinterests. I feel like we should work together on something eventually? 😊💚

It’s time once again to post superb owls.
A perfectly camouflaged owl.

They called her Greatpine for she towered, tall and proud; she drank from lakes, used mountains as scratching-posts; her purrs echoed through the valley like thunder.

How did a cat become so large, many wondered.
What did she eat, others would nervously speculate.
Some speculated she guarded a treasure - clearly she was some kind of magical sentinel.

But really, she was just a very spoiled and well fed Familiar to a hermit-witch.

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🐼 General zoology, or Systematic natural history
London, Printed for G. Kearsley, 1800-1826.

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🦌 Fauna Boica oder gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte der Thiere Bayerns /.
Nürnberg: In der C.H. Zeh'schen Buchhandlung, 1832.

Wikimedia Commons picture of the day for January 17

Picture of the day
Miaoli-County Taiwan Quanhua-Temple-02.jpg
The famous roofs of Quanhua Temple, located in the Lion's Head Mountain Scenic Area, Taiwan.

La Bohémienne endormie.jpg

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Hairy Larry - Tivo For Internet Radio

Hairy Larry talks about how to use cvlc to record streaming radio shows to your hard drive in his introductory Related To Geeks vlog. Also on Youtube.

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a HiFi music system

HiFi vintage stereo
For the past 10 years, I've worked remotely most of the time, but when I go into the office, I sit in a room full of fellow introverts who are easily disturbed by ambient noise and talking. We discovered that listening to music can suppress office noise, make voices less distracting, and provide a pleasant working environment with enjoyable music.

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The Gifts of Asti by Andre Norton

Original artwork from Project Gutenberg - public domain

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Gifts of Asti, by Andre Alice Norton

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She was the guardian of the worlds, but HER world was dead.

Even here, on the black terrace before the forgotten mountain retreat of
Asti, it was possible to smell the dank stench of burning Memphir, to
imagine that the dawn wind bore upward from the pillaged city the faint
tortured cries of those whom the barbarians of Klem hunted to their
prolonged death. Indeed it was time to leave–

Varta, last of the virgin Maidens of Asti, shivered. The scaled and
wattled creature who crouched beside her thigh turned his reptilian head
so that golden eyes met the aquamarine ones set slantingly at a faintly
provocative angle in her smooth ivory face.

“We go–?”

She nodded in answer to that unvoiced question Lur had sent into her
brain, and turned toward the dark cavern which was the mouth of Asti’s
last dwelling place. Once, more than a thousand years before when the
walls of Memphir were young, Asti had lived among men below. But in the
richness and softness which was trading Memphir, empire of empires, Asti
found no place. So He and those who served Him had withdrawn to this
mountain outcrop. And she, Varta, was the last, the very last to bow
knee at Asti’s shrine and raise her voice in the dawn hymn–for Lur, as
were all his race, was mute.

Even the loot of Memphir would not sate the shaggy headed warriors who
had stormed her gates this day. The stairway to Asti’s Temple was plain
enough to see and there would be those to essay the steep climb hoping
to find a treasure which did not exist. For Asti was an austere God,
delighting in plain walls and bare altars. His last priest had lain in
the grave niches these three years, there would be none to hold that
gate against intruders.
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So Far From Home

I wrote this song when recording "For My Dad" and it's been one of my favorites. I could hear the part "When e'er I roam So far from home" in my head so I knew there had to be lyrics for it. Also on Youtube.

7 Bash tutorials to enhance your command line skills in 2021

Terminal command prompt on orange background
Bash is the default command line shell on most Linux systems. So why not learn how to get the most out of it? This year, featured many great articles to help you leverage the power of the Bash shell. These are some of the most-read articles about Bash:

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🦋 Die ausländischen Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur. v.2, plates
Erlangen: im Verlage der Expedition des Esper'schen Schmetterlings- und des Schreber'schen Säugthierwerkes,

Backups are a critical part of any operation, personal or professional. Having a solid backup system is so important to making this work. Head over to # to check out the recent article on # , a Flexible & Powerful Backup Solution.

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